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Old 06-12-2010, 05:08 AM   #1
tondon777
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Installing Ubuntu into Acer Aspire


Hi,
I'm having problems trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 into my Acer Aspire laptop using a pre loaded memory stick. When the install button is pressed an error sign says "metalink is missing".Is there a way around this or better still a way of removing windows altogether and start from scratch?
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:41 AM   #2
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-if you get to ubuntu installation screen, try running meduim check.

-If there is already an OS on your hard drive, this shouldn't be a problem.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 05:54 AM   #3
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Hi,
Thanks YOOY for your reply but unfortunately it doesnt get as far as a startup screen- perhaps its something to do with windows?
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Old 06-13-2010, 04:21 PM   #4
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what exactly do you mean by startup screen?
 
Old 06-14-2010, 11:16 AM   #5
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Hi Vooy,
Thanks for your reply perhaps I should try and explain a bit better- the machine starts and runs on windows xp home edition and I have loaded Ubuntu 10.04 onto the hard drive which shows a window which says "you are about to install ubuntu" But when I press install an error menu appears saying "cannot install metalink is missing". Do you think maybe windows has a link missing?
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